I am an accredited expert in Change Management with over thirty years of professional personnel administration, business consulting and life experience. My life has always been about transformation. I have served in the Royal Canadian Navy at a time when women were not treated equally and there were very few senior officer role models. I was a trailblazer and given great opportunities to guide organizational change. After the Navy, I was the first non-technical Manager of a Diagnostic Imaging department in Canada and later also Cardiology. My role was to create the first shared service for both a children’s and maternity hospital. My last career was as a Change Management consultant with both Fujitsu and IBM. I have training in critical incident response, counselling and suicide intervention. I am also a Reiki Master.
My Service – I started creating Personal Passage Planning in Jan 2016 and formally launched it in Sept 2016. My inspiration for creating Personal Passage Planning arose from seeing the aftermath that followed the death of a parent, spouse and a child. Friends and family were deeply grieving and yet there was so much work to be done. Even if they were the executor, they were in no way prepared for their role or the process. They also had to search the home for required documentation and were frustrated by all those passwords on cell phones and computers. Why? Well, in the time leading up to death they continued to hope for a better outcome and then were overwhelmed by the reality that the end was drawing near. They couldn’t bring themselves to have the important conversations about what needed to be done and what comes next. I bring a systematic and highly tailored approach to change. My passion is to enable people to deal with change through a thorough, compassionate and respectful approach that is worthy of their trust. I guide my clients in understanding the importance of preparing for life events and creating a personalized “Life Log”. Together we create this go-to resource contains key documentation, information and client instructions so that they and those they entrust “Know Your Way”. Clients learn why it is up to them to take responsibility to “Know Your Way” and the importance of lessening the burden on others and loved ones who may step in to assist them or find themselves left behind. My key areas of interest and professional development are ageing and grief